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Arsenal owner made surprising Clinton donation in race against Trump

Stan Kroenke donated $1,000,000 to Donald Trump’s inauguration fund so why did he also donate $105,400 to Hillary Clinton in the Presidential race?

Boateng calls for Germany to act after Ozil abuse and retirement

FREIBURG IM BREISGAU, GERMANY - AUGUST 20: Kevin Prince-Boateng of Frankfurt looks on prior to the Bundesliga match between Sport-Club Freiburg and Eintracht Frankfurt at Schwarzwald-Stadion on August 20, 2017 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Kevin Prince-Boateng has called on Germany to act to quell the rising racial tensions in the country after Mesut Ozil felt forced to retire from international football in response to persistent abuse.

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke helping to create Tottenham fans

Arsenal fans may not like Stan Kroenke, but it seems we haven’t even had a small taste of the anger he’s capable of inducing, a rage so visceral some people would rather be Spurs fans…

Ozil hypocrisy in full swing as football embraces Putin

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Ozil of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
As Mesut Ozil trudged off the pitch against South Korea, a few fans hurled insults in his direction. He’d just been part of the first ever German team to crash out in the group stages of a World Cup and he knew, if the last few weeks had anything to go by, that his life was about to get worse.

Technology to Help with Calorie Counting

The story doesn't end with just achieving weight loss. There is still work to make sure it stays off and technology is there to...

Eating habits of football stars

by Winnie O'Blindt There’s not much longer to wait until the Premier League returns and the Arsenal squad’s pre-season campaign got underway earlier this month. They have...

Angela Merkel defends 'thoughtless' Arsenal and Manchester City stars

ERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Germanys Federal President Joachim Gauck (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel awards Mesut Oezil of the German national football team with the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt for winning the FIFA World Cup 2014 title during the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt Award Ceremony at Schloss Bellevue Palace on November 10, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has called for the press and public to ‘show more understanding’ over Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan’s meeting with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A Londoner’s guide to the less obvious perks of going to...

Going to Paris on your own or with just a couple of you? Don’t fancy getting bevvied up with the away fans? Having just been to Paris a month or so ago, I thought of some things to check out that might not make it to a tour guide or on a fan’s itinerary.

Germany confident Mesut Ozil racism won’t cost them 2024 Euro bid

The president of Germany’s FA, Reinhard Grindel, doesn’t believe the Mesut Ozil ‘affair’ will cost the country when it comes to bidding for the 2024 European championships.

Granit Xhaka in another Swiss controversy

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka’s nationality is once again causing problems.

Fighting homophobia in football

A recent report from the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has further highlighted the problem of homophobia in sport and has made suggestions on how governing bodies can take a zero tolerance approach.

TERFs target Arsenal v Chelsea game: Who are they and why...

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 05: Fran Kirby of Chelsea holds off pressure from Danielle van de Donk of Arsenal during the SSE Women's FA Cup Final match between Arsenal Women and Chelsea Ladies at Wembley Stadium on May 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
TERFs. It’s a word you probably don’t know as it’s not exactly a hot button topic in the world of football, but this weekend they ventured into our universe with a protest of sorts outside the Women’s FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Technology to Help Regulate Our Weight

This week we'll focus on technology to help us measure, track, and regulate our weight. Last week we discussed how to use exercise tracking apps...

Albanian Prime Minister opens bank account to help Arsenal star

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during a meeting on Western Balkans in Paris on May 29, 2018. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)
The Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, has opened a bank account so that he can contribute to the fines picked up by Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Premier League discuss alleged war criminal as next chairman

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Tony Blair attends the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
Tony Blair has been mentioned as a possible chairman for the Premier League for when Richard Scudamore steps down before the end of 2018.

Fury as Kroenke launches bloodsport channel

Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has launched a new bloodsport channel in the UK.

Mesut Ozil’s reaction to German racism should be applauded

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )
Mesut Ozil has announced that he will no longer play for the German national team, citing racism as the main reason. I look at why he's right to make this massive move.

Five ways to get back to running

The best part of spring is that there are better days ahead for running without wearing a lot of layers. Spring brings warmer weather without...

Rwandan officials arrested after bribery allegations

Ivory Coast's head football coach Kamara Ibrahim addresses media representatives during a press conference at FIF headquarters in Abidjan on August 30, 2018, ahead of a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying football match between Ivory Coast and Rwanda. (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP)
Rwandan police say they have arrested two football officials in the country and are investigating allegations that they tried to bribe a referee before an AFCON qualifying match against the Ivory Coast last week.

It’s not a problem with women’s voices, it’s a problem with...

Jason Cundy has said ‘sorry’ for being a misogynist live on TV but we are well within our rights to ask is he apologising for his comments or the backlash they caused and why do men just not get the problem?

Another politician gets involved in Mesut Ozil row

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 13: Joachim Loew, head coach of Germany talks to his palyer Mesut Oezil during the Germany training session ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at CSKA Sports Base on June 13, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Turkish sports minister, Osman Bak, has hit out at the way Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan have been treated since they met with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Are Arsenal ruining your love life?

Is your love for Arsenal getting in the way of sexy times with the other love interest in your life? IT might be and you don't even know it.

Ozil’s agent blamed for his problems in ridiculous claims by Bayern...

MIAMI, FL - JULY 29: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, CEO of FC Bayern Muenchen, addresses a news conference during the last day of the FC Bayern AUDI Summer Tour on July 29, 2018 at Mandarin Oriental hotel in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich’s CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has blamed Mesut Ozil’s agent for fabricating claims of racism as he makes himself look and sound completely ridiculous.

Italian FA uphold player ban for blasphemy

NICE, FRANCE - JUNE 01: Rolando Mandragora of Italy reacst during the International Friendly match between France and Italy at Allianz Riviera Stadium on June 1, 2018 in Nice, France. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
In a move that makes you question what century we’re living in, the Italian FA has upheld a one-match ban for Udinese’s Rolando Mandragora after the player was caught on camera blaspheming.

LGBTQ+ league partners with County FA for first time

An LGBTQ+ friendly football league has agreed a partnership with a County FA for the first time.

Arsenal new boy comes to the defence of Granit Xhaka

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Stephan Lichtsteiner has defended Granit Xhaka after the Arsenal man celebrated his Switzerland screamer with a double-headed eagle gesture aimed at the Serbian fans.

Beginning a Diet and Exercise Program

A weekly look at the technology, tools and techniques to quitting smoking, losing weight and getting fit through diet and exercise.

Mesut Ozil explains why he doesn’t sing national anthem

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Ozil of Germany during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Mesut Ozil spoke in June about why he doesn’t sing Germany’s national anthem before matches.

Joachim Low expresses disappointment in Mesut Ozil

Germany manager Joachim Low has expressed his disappointment that Mesut Ozil didn’t bother to contact him before retiring from international football but seems not to care that the player felt discriminated against because of his race.

Arsenal make 400 Grenfell Tower firefighters guests of honour at Emirates...

Arsenal have made 400 firefighters who battled the horrific Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June guests of honour for their Emirates Cup clashes against Benfica and Sevilla.

Ian Wright to appear at the Reading Book Festival

Ian Wright has been confirmed as part of the lineup for this year’s Reading Book Festival.

Which foods are better for increased fitness?

by Mark J. Fine Early last week, Manchester City's Sergio Agüero revealed that he saw an Italian nutritionist to help him gain better fitness. Although having...

Brighton lead the way in Premier League first with Liverpool, Everton...

Brighton and Hove Albion will offer free sanitary products to female fans after a fan-led initiative, that began in Scotland, started to make in-roads in the Premier League.

Arsenal’s wealthy shareholder in court over defamation case

Alisher Usmanov
Hearings have opened between Arsenal’s multi-billionaire Alisher Usmanov and Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a man who is alleged to have exposed the former for the transfer of lucrative assets to a charity foundation.

FIFA open proceedings against Mexico for homophobic chants

TOPSHOT - A Mexico's fan waves a Mexican national flag as he cheers prior to the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 17, 2018. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
Mexico are facing punishment from FIFA for the homophobic chanting of their fans at the World Cup in Russia

Five ways to prepare for marathon training

by Mark J. Fine Marathon season is a lot closer than you think, so if you haven't begun training, now is probably a good time...

How to live with a Manchester United fan when you're Arsenal

Just how do you cope living with a Manchester United fan, especially when Arsenal are playing them? Anita Sambol explains all here.

15 emotions that let you know you're an Arsenal fan

Watching Arsenal can provoke a wide range of contrasting emotions, often all at the same time.

Turkey hails Mesut Ozil’s statement attacking DFB

KAZAN, RUSSIA - JUNE 27: Mesut Oezil of Germany looks dejected following his sides defeat in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group F match between Korea Republic and Germany at Kazan Arena on June 27, 2018 in Kazan, Russia. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images, )
Turkish ministers reacted positively to the news that Mesut Ozil would no longer play for Germany as long as he felt subjected to racism. The...

2 two goat f***ers? Manchester City man defends Mesut Ozil as...

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 26: Lukas Podolski and Mesut Oezil of Germany look dejected during the international friendly match between Germany and England at Olympiastadion on March 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Lukas Podolski has become the latest German player to deny Mesut Ozil’s claim of racism within the German national camp, falling foul of the ‘if I didn’t experience it, it doesn’t exist’ line of thinking.

Podcast: Female pundits show up disgraceful standards of commentary we’ve accepted...

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Alex Scott of Arsenal Ladies during the WSL Continental Cup Final between Arsenal Women and Manchester City Ladies at Adams Park on March 14, 2018 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
It will have escaped nobody’s attention that Alex Scott and Eni Aluko are female pundits offering their opinions at the World Cup. In this mini-pod, Lee Hurley briefly discusses the problems women face in the footballing world while asking why we tolerate the awful standards delivered by male pundits in the game.

Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United lead way on gender pay...

Arsenal, Manchester City, and Manchester United all pay their average female staff more than avergae male members of staff but they are in the minority when it comes to football clubs.

Dutch MPs call for enquiry into Arsenal deal as UK government...

KIGALI, RWANDA - APRIL 07: Rwandan President Paul Kagame addresses the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of his country's genocide at Amahoro Stadium April 7, 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda. Tens of thousands of Rwandans joined with leaders from around the world at the stadium to remember the country's 1994 genocide, when more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsi and moderate Hutus were slaughtered over a 100 day period. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Dutch MPs have called for an enquiry into Arsenal’s controversial sleeve sponsorship deal with Rwanda, asking how the country, that receives so much in foreign aid, can afford to spend £30m on advertising with the Gunners.

Tottenham ban press from asking Lucas Moura these questions about far-right...

ENFIELD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur wins the EA Sports Player of the Month Award at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on September 11, 2018 in Enfield, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images for Premier League)
Tottenham have reportedly banned the media from asking Lucas Moura any questions about his support for the right-wing politician, Jair Bolsonaro.

Five Arsenal fan celebrations we've all witnessed

When a goal goes in, you never know what you're going to get from the people around you. Bet you've seen one of these five...

Football abuse stories show how we treat male and female victims...

Why do we treat men and women so differently when it comes to reports of sexual abuse?

Missing Premier League Football? Fill The Void With 5 Football Fixes

The off-season can be lonely time for a football fan, watching other sports and trying to pass the time with something less interesting.

'Controversial' banner to be displayed during Arsenal v Everton

A Jeremy Corbyn banner, which made headlines after featuring during Liverpool's draw with Southampton this month, is set to make another appearance during this weekend's final round of Premier League fixtures.

Arsenal in search of new shirt sponsors despite two years left...

Arsenal have reportedly already begun their search for a new shirt sponsor even though they have two years left on their current deal with Emirates.

My first game: Arsenal lose, beer wins

Yes. I saw my Arsenal live for the first time ever. And yes, they lost. But, Gooners are the best people out there, and...

Best Weight Loss-Friendly Foods for your Motivation & Rewards System

The motivation and rewards system is a rather new approach to regulating your body weight.

Taking a walk – the perfect low-impact exercise

There will be times when you will need to restrict your exercise routine to something less intense, like taking a long brisk walk. Hopefully everyone...

How to cope during the football season break

With the summer in full swing we haven't even reached July yet and most people are already missing the Premier League. If you’re a true...

Jeremy Corbyn “disgusted” by new Kroenke channel

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has expressed his disgust at Stan Kroenke's new blood sport channel.

Josh Kroenke excited about new role that gives him more power...

DENVER, CO - MAY 28: Josh Kroenke President & Governor of the Colorado Avalanche addresses the media as Patrick Roy is introduced as the new Head Coach/Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Colorado Avalanche during a press conference at the Pepsi Center on May 28, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment have named Josh Kroenke as the new Vice Chairman of KSE and KSE UK, as his influence at Arsenal continues to grow.

Deep dive – Kroenke & Usmanov: The men behind the names

Who are they really and what do they want for Arsenal?

How to build your own Gooner family

Want to know how to build your own Gooner Family? Paul Williams explains how he built his.

Four things to do when your side has just lost to...

No-one likes losing to Tottenham, but sometimes these things happen and you have to cope the best you can. Here are some tips to help you out.

Spike Lee spotted at Chelsea v Arsenal game

Spike Lee was spotted at the game against Chelsea wearing an old Arsenal shirt prompting many to speculate that he must be a ‘legit Gooner’.

Pussy Riot members jailed for World Cup protest

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 15: Pitch invaders are chased by security staff during the 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 15, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)
Four members of Pussy Riot who invaded the pitch during the World Cup final on Sunday have been sentenced to 15 days in jail.

Usmanov company calls for changes to hate speech legislation in Russia

Uzbek-born Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov attends a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan during their meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow September 12, 2013. AFP PHOTO / POOL / MAXIM SHEMETOV
Mail.ru, a company co-owned by Alisher Usmanov, has called for a change to Russia’s hate-speech legislation and amnesty for those already convicted under the law ‘unjustly’.

We think that he was poisoned: World Cup protester seriously ill

Pytor Verzilov, a member of the prominent anti-Kremlin activist band, Pussy Riot, that stormed the World Cup final is seriously ill with members of the groups suggesting he might have been poisoned.

Derby Day in an Arsenal-Tottenham Household

Everyone's Derby Day is different. Here's an insight into how the day can pan out when your other half supports the Lilywhites. 09:30 Wake up. Roll...

ITV presenter ‘ashamed’ of Arsenal fans’ abusive chants

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Robert Peston speaks during the Sport Industry NextGen Awards on February 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)
ITV presenter, and Arsenal fan, Robert Peston, says he has been left feeling ‘ashamed’ after hearing Arsenal fans chanting anti-Semitic songs before the League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday

Technology to Help Track Exercises

This week we'll focus on technology to help us quantify and track our energy burn through exercise. Last week we discussed how calorie counting could...

Quitting Smoking with the Least Amount of Pain

A weekly look at the technology, tools and techniques to quitting smoking, losing weight, and getting fit.

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke helping to create Tottenham fans

Arsenal fans may not like Stan Kroenke, but it seems we haven’t even had a small taste of the anger he’s capable of inducing, a rage so visceral some people would rather be Spurs fans…

Arsenal man calls it ‘fun,’ fails to see Mesut Ozil's problem

Per Mertesacker has doubled-down on his claims there is no form of racism within the German set-up and even claimed he has been called names too but it was ‘just a bit of fun’.

Fighting homophobia in football

A recent report from the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has further highlighted the problem of homophobia in sport and has made suggestions on how governing bodies can take a zero tolerance approach.

White man fails to understand racism leaving Mesut Ozil swinging

Just in case we weren’t clear the first time he said it, Toni Kroos wants us all to know that he saw no signs of racism within the DfB so we shouldn’t believe anyone who claimed they did.

Win a copy of The Billionaires Club

With the sale of Alisher Usmanov’s shares to Stan Kroenke, Arsenal entered the world of modern football, but what can Arsenal fans expect?

Football Isn’t Life or Death

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to write for Daily Cannon since April 2011. Having an opinion is one thing, but being able to...

Republican senators want major Arsenal shareholder included on US Treasury blacklist

Alisher Usmanov
Republican senators in Washington DC are requesting the US State Department include Alisher Usmanov on a blacklist of oligarchs with alleged ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

German FA hit out at Mesut Ozil for being used in...

The German FA have made it known that they are not pleased with Mesut Ozil for posing with Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Emery remaining calm despite Chelsea loss

Unai Emery is remaining calm despite two straight defeats against the country’s top six.

Race Training – Six Lessons Learned

With my long training period and half-marathon well behind me, I've had plenty of time to examine what worked well and what didn't. My training...

Granit Xhaka is not happy

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka has hit out at the Swiss FA's Secretary General after he ‘disappointed dual citizens’ with recent comments claiming that players should have to drop their second country to represent Switzerland.

‘Gendered Islamophobic & xenophobic slurs’, ‘Racist & sexist tweets’: Being a...

Judged solely on appearance, opinions scrutinised due to gender and a lack of support from male colleagues; women endure a lot in sports journalism, let alone on social media.

Runner’s (and Biker’s) Notebook

by Mark J. Fine Last time we discussed a plan that runners can use to train for marathons. A few things have changed since then, mostly...

German paper asks if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be...

German newspaper, Morgenpost, have a huge, front page story, asking if Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan should be dropped from the German squad ahead of the World Cup after meeting with the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mesut Ozil gets amazing support from Turkish club

Contrary to how many people connected to the German national team have reacted to Mesut Ozil’s claims of institutional racism, players from the Turkish club Malatyaspor wore tshirts to show their support for the Arsenal man.

Absolute misinformation: Liverpool manager defends under-fire Arsenal star

Jurgen Klopp has come to the defence of Mesut Ozil again as Uli Hoeness continues his one-man personal crusade against the midfielder.

Technology to help you succeed in getting fit and losing weight

Sometimes even the best of plans need a bit of supporting structure and technology to get you over the hump. There are literally a plethora...

Mesut Ozil announces English version of his autobiography

Mesut Ozil’s autobiography will be released in English next month, allowing more fans to read what is meant to be a great book.

Online Casinos: Research shows 97% of UK residents gamble from home

With new research showing that almost half of UK residents gamble, we look at the increasingly popular past time that's getting easier to do by the day.

Arsenal stars join campaign to welcome refugees to UK

Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, and Petr Cech have all joined forces with Freedom from Torture’s campaign to mark Refugee Week that runs until 24th June.

Per Mertesacker doesn’t accept Mesut Ozil’s racism claims

Per Mertesacker has become the latest white, single-nationality German player to deny there is any racism in the German camp in comments that are very disappointing.

Doctors agree World Cup protestor ‘almost certainly poisoned’

German doctors believe the Pussy Riot band member who fell ill after being released from prison was almost certainly poisoned, adding that he may be the victim of an unknown “anticholinergic agent.”

What happens when you fall in love with a Tottenham fan?

by Helen Trantum March 2016. That’s when I sign my life away marry my best friend, the love of my life, my soulmate. There’s just one...

Five reasons Goonerettes should stay in the kitchen

A look at some of the accusations levelled at female football fans and the truth behind them.

Taking the Next Step to Losing Weight and Getting Fit

A weekly look at the technology, tools and techniques to quitting smoking, losing weight and getting fit through diet and exercise.

Arsenal owner settles one lawsuit, but faces another

Stan Kroenke has settled one lawsuit over Americans with Disabilities Act violations this week, but is now facing another over breach of contract.

Review – Up close and personal: Jose Mourinho – The Arsene...

What becomes evident very quickly after starting Rob Beasley’s ‘Up close and personal - Jose Mourinho’ is that it is less a book about Jose Mourinho and more one about Beasley’s relationship with him.

Seven signs you're an Arsenal addict

Being a football supporter is rarely a rational thing, but for some it's more serious than for others. Is that you?

15 gifts for the Arsenal fan in your life this Valentine's...

Having trouble deciding what to get your Arsenal-supporting partner for Valentine’s Day? Look no further, my friend. If you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your other...

Henrikh Mkhitaryan ‘very happy’ with changing events

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has taken to Facebook to declare how happy he is with the events taking place in Armenia at present.

An introduction to health and fitness in the modern era

Ever wanted to totally change your life but don't know where to start? In 2003 I noticed that my life was rapidly changing... My home life...

Ospina admits helping Real Madrid superstar gain acceptance

David Ospina has told FOX Sports that he helped his parents accept Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez when the player was dating his sister.

Official who questioned Arsenal star's motivation resigns

This picture taken on June 23, 2018 shows Swiss football Federation general secretary Alex Miescher at Torpedo Stadium in Tolyatti also known as Togliatti, during the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament. - Miescher resigned from Swiss football federation after he initiated a debate on a ban of dual citizenship for players. After the elimination of Switzerland in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Russia Miescher had questioned in the press on the policy to follow on players with dual nationality in the Swiss team. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)
Alex Miescher, the secretary general of the Swiss FA (SFV) who questioned the motivations of players with dual nationalities during the World Cup, handed in his resignation on Friday.

Theo’s an amazing dad – Melanie Slade interview

Theo Walcott's wife has been speaking about how much of a good dad the Arsenal man is and how she wants more kids with him.

7 mildly interesting facts about Aaron Ramsey’s home town

Born in Caerphilly, South Wales, Aaron Ramsey is the eighth Welshman to play for Arsenal. Here are seven mildly interesting facts about his home town: Never mind...

Rwanda hits back after Arsenal deal criticism

Rwanda have hit back after criticism of their sponsorship deal with Arsenal.

How to date someone who doesn’t get football

Let's face it. Finding a partner who is as mad about the Arsenal as you are isn't an easy thing to do. Chances are you'll find...

UEFA warn US Trump immigration policy ‘will not help’ World Cup...

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UEFA’s president, Aleksander Ceferin, has warned the United States that their bid to host the 2026 World Cup would be affected by Donald Trump’s travel restrictions.

Review: You’ll love it, even if you weren’t alive in ’89

On Wednesday evening I had the chance to attend the premiere of Universal Studio's new movie "89" about the title win at Anfield that year.

CNN told to ‘be quiet’ over Arsenal Rwanda deal

Rwanda's Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Olivier Nduhungirehe, has told broadcaster CNN to ‘be quiet’ after they criticised his country’s deal with Arsenal, prompting a backlash in the nation.

Manuel Neuer backs Ozil’s decision to quit Germany

ASCONA, SWITZERLAND - MAY 25: Mesut Oezil (L) and Manuel Neuer with their new Adidas football boots from the new Mercury Pack, which were hand delivered by a skydive team on May 25, 2016 in Ascona, Switzerland. During UEFA Euro 2016, Thomas Müller will wear the X16+ PURECHAOS, Bastian Schweinsteiger will wear the X16, Mesut Özil will wear the ACE 16+ PURECONTROL, whilst Mats Hummels and Manuel Neuer will wear the ACE 16. The players will debut their boots during their match against Hungary on June 4. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For Adidas)
Bayern Munich goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, has backed Mesut Ozil’s decision to retire from the German national team.

Gareth Thomas urges FA to police homophobia as stringently as racism

Former Wales rugby player, Gareth Thomas, believes that football isn't ready for openly gay players due to the amount of homophobia still surrounding the sport.

Why outrage over Arsenal’s deal with Rwanda but not with Emirates?

There has been a lot of talk over the past week or so about Arsenal’s sleeve sponsorship deal with Rwanda yet the moral outrage from some journalists that greeted news of the arrangement has been conspicuously lacking in relation to deals with the likes of Emirates, Etihad, or Roman Abramovich.

Out now: Arsenal’s greatest number 7s book

Seven years ago today I had the crazy idea that I could do a daily Arsenal blog. Starting with in a different guise, the site...

Arsenal midfielder says 'sorry' and admits he'd be 'stupid' to react...

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 22: Granit Xhaka of Switzerland celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group E match between Serbia and Switzerland at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 22, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Granit Xhaka has vowed to ‘never again’ celebrate for Switzerland using the Albanian eagle.

Arsenal fans display anti-Stan Kroenke banners at the Emirates

Stan Kroenke who owns Arsenal
Following the news that Alisher Usmanov had a £1bn bid to buy Arsenal from Stan Kroenke rejected recently, Gooners made their feelings on their American owner known during the Gunners' 3-1 win over Everton.

Arsenal urged to drive out owner Stan Kroenke

Former England cricketer Kevin Pieterson has urged Arsenal fans to drive Stan Kroenke out of the club after unveiling of a hunting channel.

Why men are better at football than women

12th May 1925: The French women's football team, complete with berets, line up before the England vs France Women's International Football match in aid of shipwrecked mariners at Herne Hill in London. England is represented by Dick Kerr's team From Preston. (Photo by MacGregor/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Malcolm Gladwell explained in Outliers why talent is not what takes a person to the top. He shows that where you come from and when you’re born is just as important, but his theory also translates across gender lines and helps explain why women’s football still struggles. That, and the FA banning the game for 50 years.

Long read: Explaining where accusations of England World Cup arrogance come...

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 11: An England fan enjoys the pre match atmosphere during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between England and Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium on July 11, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
After crashing out of the World Cup, England have faced global accusations of arrogance but England fans can't quite grasp why that might be. Let me try to explain it...

Print your own Arsenal girlfriend/boyfriend test

If you've been hiding under a rock, you'll have missed the news about the boy who made his girlfriend take an Arsenal test. We think...

Journalist: 23% gender pay gap at FA no problem as it’s...

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn speaks at a press conference as Gareth Southgate is unveiled as the new England manager at Wembley Stadium on December 1, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Charles Sale, writing in Friday’s Daily Mail, believes the gender pay gap at the FA, which currently stands at 23.2 per cent is not something they should be worried about because it’s less than the 31 per cent at the Lawn Tennis Association. 

Arsenal approached controversial sponsor says CEO

The CEO of Rwanda's national development board claims Arsenal approached Rwanda about a shirt sponsorship deal, not the other way around

Female pundits show up disgraceful standards of commentary we’ve accepted for...

It will have escaped nobody’s attention that Alex Scott and Eni Aluko are female pundits offering their opinions at the World Cup.

Should Arsenal fans be worried about being funded by Emirates?

In December, Nick Cohen wrote a piece for The Guardian saying football fans should be asking the hard questions about the money behind leading clubs. To do that, let's look at Arsenal's main sponsor, Emirates.

Zambian FA try to ban LGB discrimination, face strong opposition

A draft constitution from the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), including a clause that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, has faced opposition from the government, churches and the wider public.

Walmart and Kroenke: Nothing Arsenal fans should be proud of

Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke essentially has full control over any important decisions at the club, so how did the man in charge make his money in the first place?

Why it's time to stop doing this to female football fans

Being a football fan is a hard slog, especially when the men won't take you seriously no matter how much you know.

Arsenal players receive surprise at training

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Arsenal players were surprised this week during training when a group of Rwandan drummers turned up to entertain them.

Anti-trans writers continue to do harm

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Over the weekend, the Telegraph published an article entitled ‘Transgender politics is a world where if I say a thing is true, it is’ by Melanie McDonagh in their premium section. It then appeared in Monday's actual Telegraph. 

How to minimise you post-workout recovery time

Getting in shape requires die hard commitment in the gym.

Arsenal fans guide to Paris ahead of PSG clash

As Arsenal travel to Paris this week to face PSG in the Champions League group opener, here is a short guide on Paris from a local.

45-minute read: Mesut Ozil – A casualty of a divided world

Anyone with an outward eye doesn't need the vilification and subsequent international retirement of Arsenal's Mesut Ozil to remind them of how polarised opinions have changed our political landscape across the western world.

Qatar takes UAE to human rights court

The government of Qatar is taking the United Arab Emirates to the United Nations Court of Justice over what it claims are human rights violations by the government that owns Emirates Airlines.

Caviar & Sausage Issue 2: Last Christmas? Bumper edition with Arsenal...

After the success of Issue 1, we are delighted to bring you an even bigger and better Issue 2. Featuring over 30 articles and containing...

Why Mesut Özil is proving to be anything but a scam...

With star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil entering the final year of their contracts and the Gunners losing their grasp on the top four places in the league, it is understandable that many Gooners were far from confident that the German playmaker would not follow Alexis Sanchez out of the exit door.